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But i had to keep asking myself "is this real" (at the end of the video i realized it WAS an ad but...
Stop and think about this a second.
4.5 megawatt hours of electricity is enough to power nearly 1,000 average homes. This device requires, allegedly, no fuel, and just sits there,
If it worked as advertised, do you not think someone would set one of these up and start charging a flat-rate of, say, $20/month for electricity?
Spread across even a mere 200 homes - that's $4K/month income. That's more than enough to maintain a local distribution grid - and you would have
an ROI within a few years at most.
More enterprising individuals could undercut the prices of every regional supplier of electricity (since they have to pay for fuel) and literally take
over the energy industry.
If it works, why hasn't this been done?
Suppression? - Do you really think such an economic gem could be suppressed? There is a laundry list of drugs that are illegal; detectives go so far
as to monitor people's utility usage to find hydroponic setups and bust, literally, underground green-houses run off of synthetic lighting sources.
Yet, people still set them up and the industry circulates tens of billions - if not trillions - annually.
These Tesla energy devices that get advertised are less complex and involved than even a basic hydroponics setup (let alone one using appropriate
synthetic sources with tweaked nutrient formulas for the species being grown).
Just a little critical thought I pass along.
The video goes on to tell how Tesla made great enemies and you wont see his name in books or on tv, but how his inventions paved the way for
most of the electrical devices we rely on today.
Tesla is a person who tends to get mentioned in one extreme or the other. In -basic- electronics courses; you will hardly ever get into Tesla's
work. In more advanced courses dealing with industrial power and control - you will get into Tesla's work (he did, after all, develop the AC
induction motor). Many people who are actually passionate about electronics spend considerable amounts of time researching Tesla and his work (both
the practical and the absolute fantasies he chased after).
There is, however, a group of people (usually with little education or background in electronics/physics - formal or informal) who have developed a
cult-following around Tesla.
There is one thing you have to understand about Tesla. He was a very stubborn idealist. For example - he spent a considerable amount of time
attempting to develop an inertial flight system (using a series of imbalanced gyroscopes to create a net force) because he thought the airplane was
simply too fragile and impractical to use as a commuter service.
One can appreciate his ability to focus on an ideal in spite of the laws/teachings of known physics (and, indeed, it is when people challenge these
deeply held laws that unexpected, profound advances can be made) - but it is also worth noting that he never met with a successful design - nor has
anyone been able to, with modern materials capable of testing his model to even greater extremes.
I guess my other questions would be, is it worth it?
That really depends upon what you are looking for.
I can pretty much guarantee that the book is not going to have anything in it that cannot already be found in other references about Tesla's life
(most of which are available for free - or are likely a more inclusive source in other commercial publishings).
However - sometimes it is worth having all the material in one spot and organized in a certain manner.
It will not be worth it, however, if you are looking to build an over-unity device; free-energy device, or something to "free you from the grid."
It will either A) not work or B) be something other than you expected (such as Tesla's "lightning tower of doom" - a network of enormous
tesla-coils he planned to build to use to distribute energy without standard transmission lines... but the energy still had to be generated